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Wed 6 Feb 2019
8:48 AM

Weighing the Value in Content

I’ve realized recently thanks to some help from Manuel that while I often claim I don’t have the time to do things I’m just not being truthful. I listen to a lot of podcasts and justify that by the content is entertaining, teaching or enlightening. That said it’s a decision I make often to use time listening to content that may or maynot be beneficial.

Manuel in an email chat inspired by his recent post said why not replace my podcast listening with audiobooks. I’ve often thought about this and said well I read a book a week so…” That answer when actually called out doesn’t make sense. I often have a long list of fiction and continually delay my learning or instructive non-fiction. Well starting yesterday I’m going to work on that.

I have deleted my podcast app for now and downloaded the Libby app from overdrive. I have access to an account with a major metropolitan library anf have already filled my account with the limit of 10 holds and started listening to Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

This will by my attempt to use my listening for a better purpose. I will try not to let this invade my empty space” and allow true downtime, but also use my time wisely to learn and grow with books I’ve meant to read, but avoided or passed for one reasone or another.